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Old 09-28-2016, 11:56 AM
Lightray Lightray is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: St. Louis MO
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My surname is fairly rare, but we're descendants of a Union general who was "lampooned" by using the family name for the carpetbagging "Evil Senator Stoneman" in Birth of a Nation (the 1915 one; not the 2016 one). Being mocked by a horribly racist movie wasn't a bad thing, and it was kind of a cool nickname for a couple months after we watched it in high school.

There's also a Will Stoneman in Iron Will. I'm pretty sure the character is wholly fictitious, though.